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11/07/24

We hosted a fantastic summer concert yesterday, organised with meticulous care and passion by the ever-dedicated Ms Bee.The event was a resounding success, showcasing the immense talent of students from Years 7-12 and a true celebration of our school's vibrant musical culture. pic.twitter.com/1wc2r4AUGi

10/07/24

Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich has scored a major win by clinching the 2024 EY Foundation Impact Award for Southern Education Partner.Announced yesterday, this award highlights the school's positive impact on the community in Southern England. https://t.co/zgJnFv6HP5 pic.twitter.com/8ImbNGi33l

02/07/24

The 30th anniversary of the opening of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London was the occasion for 30 of our Year 8 students to attend a spectacular performance of Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew' at the theatre recently. pic.twitter.com/1mPxaGAVpe

26/06/24

Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich is proud to have been awarded the Quality in Careers Standard, meaning that our careers programme meets all the gold-standard criteria for world-class advice and guidance. https://t.co/jcBZUJMPk5 pic.twitter.com/CGxkWnJ8Fk

17/06/24

Summer Showcase, 10th July, 6.30pm - Get Your Tickets! pic.twitter.com/VJYChQMf5J

06/06/24

Addressing smartphone addiction - headteachers of 17 Southwark secondary schools call on families to support a new joint approach to tackling the profoundly negative impact of Smartphones and Social Media on young people." Find out more https://t.co/kpYOXZ8hrm

23/05/24

Our Student Council has been working on a group project with students from James Allen's Girls' School to organise a writing competition focused on . Find our more about our neurodiversity writing competition at https://t.co/xnEkgtfYj5 pic.twitter.com/NTHnNajSD4

23/05/24

See our latest science experment with our Science Technician, Dr. Rudolf Van Koningsveld. This one is on convection... https://t.co/boc1XYMjJt

12/05/24

Harris Dulwich Boys is pleased to announce a partnership with in support of their State School Sixth Form Cricket Programme. Details https://t.co/pLEr6OKPi1

30/04/24

Science experiments with a Science Technician. Experiment 1: metals reacting with oxygen. In this series, our Science Technician, Dr. Rudolf Van Koningsveld, RSciTech, will demonstrate experiments that are part of the Year 7 to Year 11 curriculum. https://t.co/dixREUEioo

22/03/24

Delighted to welcome and his team into our academy this week to film for his latest book. Inspiring our students to develop their reading further.

18/03/24

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that our Science Technician, Rudolf Van Koningsveld, has been awarded The Registered Science Technician Award (RSciTech), a registered mark recognising excellence for technicians working in science education! pic.twitter.com/v7kYxDhU4E

18/03/24

Year 11 students dazzled the examiner with their recent GCSE Component 2 performances, worth 20% of their overall grade.Performing two gripping extracts from 'Starlight Express', the students showcased months of hard work and dedication, leaving the examiner in awe. pic.twitter.com/eAc3eRjgae

18/03/24

Principal's Breakfast on Friday celebrated ten students nominated for 'doing the right thing all the time' this week by their teachers. Each week the winners receive a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate pic.twitter.com/vfyD3TDyLS

21/02/24

🎉Congratulations to both and on maintaining their Outstanding Ofsted judgments following recent inspections!Read more about their success here:https://t.co/cXhlAIPOFJ

21/02/24

🎉Congratulations to both and on maintaining their Outstanding Ofsted judgments following recent inspections!Read more about their success here:https://t.co/cXhlAIPOFJ

21/02/24

Very happy to be featured in this week along with following both our Ofsted 'Outstanding' ratings. We're incredibly proud of our staff and students and it's lovely to have our success celebrated! https://t.co/UMwA7yMjcG

20/02/24

Year 12 and 13 students were treated to a talk about economics (and careers) by Chief Economist Peter Arnold . "Peter's talk has encouraged me to pursue a career in economics," said Imran. "I look forward to learning more about the macroeconomic policies in my course." pic.twitter.com/y6KPjVpk7K

15/02/24

We had fun last week celebrating our recent Ofsted 'Outstanding' Award with students. We were very proud of the way our students conducted themselves during the visit. They were a true credit to themselves, our Academy and their families. https://t.co/Frz4TrGe5f pic.twitter.com/S27e95IBt4

13/02/24

Get your tickets for our latest school production, Bugsy Malone, 13th and 14th March 2024. Tickets available on ParentPay from 19th February. Don't miss! pic.twitter.com/mfp6r7W1xP

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Posted on May 4th 2020

Stanley Climbs Three Mountains to Support NHS

Day 3To raise money for the NHS, Stanley in Year 7 has climbed the UK's three highest mountains, without leaving his house. A truly Active Citizen!

Stanley set himself the monumental and ambitious task of 'climbing' the three highest peaks across Scotland, England and Wales, a total of 3,219m, by walking up and down his stairs 688 times in a week.

Stanley's innovative and curious mind led him calculate the height of each step in his house at 18cm. He then multiplied that by the number of stairs in his house, 26, giving him 4.68m. The combined height of the three mountains is 3,219m, which divided by 4.68m is 688 - so he will have to climb his stairs 688 times in a week to take on the mighty Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon mountains.

This was no easy task! Many grown men and women falter and do not make it to the top. And for Stanley the task was made even harder as he climbed his stairs without the views for motivation, only sore legs for company each day.

As of Monday 11 May, Stanley has raised a tremendous £556 for the NHS. "I hope this has inspired other students at school to do the same and I look forward to seeing everybody when school is back," said Stanley, who is a member of our student leadership team

You can still show your support for Stanley by donating to his JustGiving Page.


Day 1 - Starting too quickly?

I started off Day 1 feeling ready and completed it rather quickly - which now I realise was a mistake! I made myself a chart to keep track, carried a pencil with me and made a mark on the paper every time I completed one time up and down the stairs. I had water breaks every ten times to ensure I stayed hydrated. I created a time-lapse of the first 15 as 100 would get boring. Here it is!


Day 2 - Completing Scafell Pike

Day 2! What can I say! I started the ascent with sore legs from yesterday and that made the walk take longer. It was pretty much the same as yesterday except it was much harder. Today I also climbed Scafell Pike (with today's and yesterday's height combined, a total of 468 per day meaning that I climbed 936m when Scafell is only 899m). I also started on Snowdon. What a day!


Day 3 - Legs feeling better

Day 3, what a great day! After Day 2’s excruciatingly painful climb, Day 3 went by in a flash! No not literally a flash, it’s just an expression. My legs felt better than Day 1 and I completed it in around 30 mins and although it was quick it didn’t keep me dry! The picture at the top of the page is me after the climb.

Stanley carries a pencil with him and makes a mark on the paper every time he completes one time up and down the stairs.

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Day 4 - Grandparents urge me on

Day 4 was pretty much the same as Day 3. It was very quick, going by in a record-breaking time of 28:53. Whew, quite a sweaty one as well! At around 17 mins my Dad phoned my grandparents and they watched an odd 50 or so which really brought out my competitive nature and urged me on even quicker!

Jeez if there were speeding tickets for how fast you can go in a house I would have to rent a spare room just as a spot to keep them!

Here are some of the views Stanley is NOT seeing!

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Day 5 - "I am so grateful for the support"

Day 5 went by at the speed of light, and this time I mean it! It went by so quickly I am having a hard time remembering things. Going up and down those stairs seems to be blurring all into one! As I climbed I was thinking about the NHS and all the people that donated. At that point I was having a hard time actually believing that I had made £95! And as I am writing this it is still climbing (the donations I mean, not me!). I am so grateful for the support and the generorsity of people. It really shows how as Active Citizens we can pull together to help those that are selflessly giving their lives to help people they don't even know! Today's climbing I reached the height of Ben Nevis!


Day 6 - "Sore legs, focused mind!"

My penultimate day of climbing. My legs are sore but my mind is focused! It’s hard to approach something like this (I am talking about climbing) but I like to think in fractions. For example the first time up the stairs I think to myself ‘1/100 of the way there'...but that doesn’t help. At 2 times up I think ‘1/50 of the way there’... but yet again that does not help. At 5 I think ’1/20 of the way there’ … and that sort of helps. Each time I move closer to my 100 step goal I think about what those in our NHS must be thinking, how they care for all those people. How big their hearts must be. 

I check my JustGiving page. OH MY GOODNESS! £405! Are you kidding me!? I need a minute to digest this…Ok I’m back. Wait no, that is amazing, I never thought I would almost double my goal of £250. Thank you so much for all your support! 


Day 7 - Thank you to everyone who has supported me!

Day 7! That time already, and what a day it was!! I started off really fast as I knew this would be my last day of sweat! As I realise every great adventure has to come to an end, even if you never leave you own property, hopefully one day I will get to see these mighty peaks in the not so distant future. So this is me saying goodbye to you and thank you for all your support!

A BIG THANK YOU! I would first of all like to thank everybody that has supported me along the way, whether that's a teacher that has donated, made everything public or a loving grandparent that has watched the climb during their dinner! I would also like to thank the efforts and resilience of the NHS. This has been such a unique opportunity and I think it's a fantastic goal for every human on earth to have donated whenever they can, wherever they are and what not a better time to do just that!

One last note! I hope this has inspired other students at school to do the same and I look forward to seeing everybody when school is back. Thank You All!